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    DAWN14163   21,481
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Hello friends!

Monday, June 03, 2013

It's been almost a month since I last blogged here. I have a confession - I've turned to the other side....

I have opened a My Fitness Pal account, which has resulted in me not using SP quite so much. I'm using it for tracking food and exercise, the main reason being that MFP is more UK friendly. To be honest, I've struggled at times with SP, the talk of cups/ounces and a multitude of food brands that are totally alien to me. MFP has a HUGE British food data base and uses the more familiar measurements. I find it much easier.

On the down side, I've yet to discover the community spirit found on SP. I've said before that the best thing about SP is the people, and the tremendous support offered by total strangers who quickly become virtual friends. I've missed you!

So with your permission, I'd like to take the best of both sites, using MFP to keep me within my calorie limits and popping in here now and then to keep up with my pals and "chat".

May weight loss = 6lbs! emoticon
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LIS193 6/5/2013 12:27PM

    Don't feel bad about using another site for tacking food. I use FitDay because I find it much easier for the way I eat. You are right about the community though - SP has the BEST people!!

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PMRUNNER 6/5/2013 6:03AM

    What? you mean you would rather use MFP than convert your kitchen and eating to cups and ounces and converting your shopping to find U.S. brands? I guess that makes sense! I have some friends who have had a lot of weightloss success with MFP. I haven't tried it but imagine that it would be hard to beat the supportive community aspects of SP. I like that it is ala carte and flexible enough to use the features that you want to use and that work best for you.

Good luck on your continued journey!

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WILSONWR 6/4/2013 11:25PM

    Sounds like a great plan to me! Good to hear from you again!

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DR1939 6/4/2013 10:36AM

    Glad you found something that works for you. We just have to take the good parts of things and move forward. Glad you wanted to be with us.

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FISHER011 6/3/2013 8:08PM

    emoticon on your weight loss! Do what works for you! I ~LOVE~ you beautiful tulips background! emoticon

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RUNNING-TURTLE 6/3/2013 4:06PM

    I don't see why not. The important thing is you are still going for your goals.

emoticon on the May weight loss.

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JACKIE542 6/3/2013 3:36PM

    You do have to do what works for you, and wow! you have had a 6lb weight loss that is very good.
Still miss you and I really hope that you stop by often and chat, and do some of those great blogs. emoticon Jackie

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UNSWEETMAMA 6/3/2013 3:07PM

    You have to do what works for you! If it's not too much hassle to use both for their different strengths, then it sounds like a good approach. We're here for you.

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1BEACHWALKER 6/3/2013 2:49PM

    Have missed you! I wondered where you were-now we know. Don't feel bad about many here do that or have diet plans like Weight Watchers, etc. We want you here -we will cheer you on no matter what! You are part of our SP family now! Please stick around Dawn-we like your blogs too!
Wow-6 pounds! Good going!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Have a successful week! emoticon

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    Congrats on the weight loss!

I know plenty of people who use both sites, I doubt anyone would begrudge you that! Welcome back!

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